Critically acclaimed five-part mini series based upon the family story of novelist Ralph Giordano. In 1897, Italian immigrant Giacomo Bertini and his Swedish wife Emma decide to stay in ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Hannelore Hoger ...
 Lea Bertini (older)
Peter Fitz ...
 Alf Bertini (older)
Elfriede Kuzmany ...
 Emma Bertini (older)
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 Cesar Bertini (older)
Daniel Hajdu ...
 Roman Bertini (older)
Gisela Trowe ...
 Recha Lehmberg (older)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Ackermann ...
 Speckrolle
Willy Bartelsen ...
 Snider
Edgar Bessen ...
 Hauptwachtmeister
Maxi Biewer ...
 Elisabeth
Rudolf Brand ...
 Gerichtsvollzieher
Nino De Angelo ...
 Giacomo Bertini (young)
Drafi Deutscher ...
 Giacomo Bertini (older)
Till Dunckel ...
 Cesar Bertini (young)
Sebastian Eble ...
 Roman Bertini (young)
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Critically acclaimed five-part mini series based upon the family story of novelist Ralph Giordano. In 1897, Italian immigrant Giacomo Bertini and his Swedish wife Emma decide to stay in Hamburg, while Rudolph Lehmberg marries the young Jewish girl Recha Seelmann. Twenty years later, the Bertinis' son Alf, an upcoming pianist, gets to know Lea, the Lehmbergs' daughter. Although Lea is a talented musician herself, she decides to marry Alf and support his career. At the beginning of the 1930s, the couple realizes that Alf's dreams of becoming a music star were illusions. Lea tries to earn money to feed her three sons Roman, Cesar and Ludwig. The Nazi takeover in 1933 changes everything because Lea and Alf's relationship is now considered as "intermarriage". The have to fight against discrimnation and hate of the new "aryan" society. The family finally fears deportation to a concentration camp and hides in a cellar on inhuman conditions... Written by fippi2000

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31 October 1988 (West Germany)  »

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Bertinien aika  »

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